This is my first attempt at creating a KotH map. Some people may know of me, and hopefully they will download this map. Those that do not..well..I hope they download it too. This map has been betatested by Wraith and changes have been made since the original (which isn't up here.)
Rather simple, going against the average KotH map...for instance, you can actually build up a good economy for the sacking of the central stronghold.
Best played with a 10 min. pt.
I like this map. 100x better than the one that comes with SH.
Playablity: Great! Its gives the defender of the keep advantage, which means there needs to be ALOT of initiantive to get in there in the first place.
The stratigic locations of the hills, swamp and resources, give 100s of combinations for attack and defense options.
Another thing: Not only can you fight for the hill, but also for the iron and stone. There is just enough resources to go around as well as wood to make this a great Medium resource map.
Balance:Very nice, only as stated above, you have to fight for the resources. (-1)
Creativity: Super job! The land looks nice and plays nice. I really couldnt ask for anything more from this map. I think that the way the south end of the map is layed out, presents not only an attack to the opponent as a route with disadvantages, but also a plausable flank to the "hill" with an unsuspecting attack. VERY well done. Definitly a 5 there.
Story... well... its a bit, but I find it hard to rate a story over 3. Its "good" for a MP map.